The charges filed on Tuesday give the first indication of what police believe is a possible motive, that the shooting is the result of a robbery. A detective wrote in court records that the trio shot and killed Det. James Skernivitz and Scott Dingess, 50, during an attempted robbery.
A $35,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the nurder of Detective Skernivitz.
Investigator Luis “Mario” Herrera died at 3:30 a.m. surrounded by his wife and children, the family reported.
Detective James Skernivitz was working on an undercover drug deal and he and his informant were ambushed while sitting in the car.
Tools for digital intelligence analysis, ballistics matching, and crime scene scanning are becoming easier to use and are yielding faster results.